E.B. Schofield

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E.B. Schofield's projects

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Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
City of Boise - No new taxes and no increase in taxes? Can you guarantee that without shuffling and spinning numbers? Boise City has increased taxes at the statutorily allowed 3% per year, year over year. I have yet to read any City financial reports or watched any budget sessions where the City opts for NOT taking the 3% increase. If such exist, please provide an answer as to where I can view the proof that taxes have not increased in the past, and therefore will not increase in the future. Adding a $85-$103 million dollar project and saying this will not increase taxes is fooling yourself, but not the public. A "new" tax - if in the form of a levy - would actually be a postitive view point, as this would mean the citizens were fully included and voted in support for a project and the debt they will be obligated to pay.
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
M. Thomas
More and more property taxes are diverted into CCDC by taking larger and larger swaths of our city as urban renewal districts. Values are rising regardless of URDs. What would our property tax bills look like with no URDs in place?
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
I find the City's responses routinely superficial. The Library and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded municipal projects in our City's history (the airport's capital projects are paid for by user fees and Airport Revenue Bonds) yet City Hall will not allow a vote? And puts up a defense that efforts to force a vote on large City and CCDC expenditures are anti-Boise? Nothing could be the truth: Citizens' desires to have a say in these huge projects--that they will pay for extensively--is pro-Boise.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
And it is important to note that the Salt Lake City and Seattle libraries, often touted as similar to Boise's plan, both received a bond levy vote from the citizens, which has been denied to date by our City Hall. By my count, this and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded projects in the City of Boise' history. If we vote for fire stations, foothills preservation, and school bonds, we deserve the right to vote on these extremely large projects.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
The new classroom there has impacted usage of the west side of The Cabin. The Garden with the Rose Beal Tree at the Anne Frank Memorial was found recently to be very close to the new Lubrary building scheme. So the City is moving the new Library footprint back to protect the tree.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
https://boisedev.com/news/2019/02/19/boise-library-anne-frank-tree/